My childhood with two types of fathers As a Catholic I had two types of fathers. One was the biological kind, the one I called “Daddy.” The other one was the one I called Father for the first 35 years of my life – my Catholic priest. It seemed so natural and was … Continue reading CALL NO MAN FATHER: PART 1
MARY OF THE BIBLE AND THE MARY OF CATHOLICISM (PART II) ( The following information is excerpted from T.A. McMahon’s article entitled Mary Who?,The Berean Call, October 1, 2000 ) “…The only trustworthy account of Mary is found in the Scriptures where information is presented by those who knew her personally and, more importantly, whose … Continue reading From Catholicism to Christianity Part 7: Mary of the Bible and Mary of Catholicism
WHO IS MARY? MY CHILDHOOD WITH MARY…AND MY DISILLUSIONMENT Growing up in the Catholic Church, Mary was the one to whom I fervently prayed. When I went to church I knelt before a beautiful, majestic statue of the Madonna and humbly and ardently laid out my needs whenever I could. She was real to … Continue reading From Catholicism to Christianity Part 6: Who is Mary?
PURGATORY, INDULGENCES AND UNCERTAINTY OR THE ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY OF CHRIST’S “IT IS FINISHED” RCC requires “temporal punishment” must be paid for sins: I remember growing up how many votive candles I lit for my deceased relatives to be released from purgatory. Back then it cost 25 cents or a dollar, depending on the size of … Continue reading From Catholicism to Christianity Part 5: Purgatory